I am all about bullet lipsticks and the more matte they are, the better! This usually means extra lip balm and nighttime treatment but every now and then I find a nice matte lipstick that doesn’t suck the life out of my lips.
Melt Cosmetics released some matte lipsticks in May but since I was holding out for the Sephora VIB sale (Nov 5-15) I just discovered them.
On-the-go is described as a “dusty rose pink”. The forumla is very comfortable to wear and it fades nicely throughout the day leaving my lips a bit stained. The compact packaging makes it easy to take with you. It has a magnetic closure and a nice weight to it.
I also picked up Old Rose and have since ordered a couple more shades.
Have you tried these? Are you interested in these lipsticks?
Do you ever have a bad makeup day and realize it’s because the products you used just aren’t working out?
For the most part I try to post positive reviews, which means I post or share products I like but, I realize posting about what I don’t like is equally helpful.
Today was a “bad” makeup day. To me that means I don’t like the way my makeup looks and there are two reasons why.
The PUR On Point mascara did nothing for my lashes. I applied 3-4 coats and it still looked like I had run a clear mascara through my lashes. I even waited a few minutes for the second to last coat to dry. It didn’t even work for my lower lashes.
The second product is the Physician’s Formula The Healthy Lip liquid lipstick. I purchased the holiday set from last year and I’ve spent all year trying to like this product. I finally gave up today and I’m throwing them all out. The colors are great but the formula is so dry and flakey. If I apply a balm or gloss my lips don’t feel like ten day old raisins but I’m not a glossy lip kind of person
Do you tag brands in negative reviews? Whar are some products that didn’t work for you?
It seems like the only products I own are Colourpop but it’s just a coincidence I remember to blog when I use their products!
For my eyeshadow I used the following colors : Ornate – Siren/ Charisma/ Rival/ Tipsy/ Boheme and Puppy liner. For the lips I used Colourpop lux liquid lipstick in L’auberge. Bronzer is a Kiko Milano product and blush is MAC
I added the liner in the crease since it’s been a popular detail this year and curiosity finally go the best of me.
I will definitely have to practice this style to find how and where it looks best.
I’m still struggling with the Colourpop gel pot liners and continue to not recommend them.
Have you used the liners? What do you think of then?
Colourpop recently released four new lippie stix with their Sandstone palette release and I picked up all four!
Each lippie stix retails for $7 or you can get the set of 4 for $26.
It took me a while to get the hang of, or get used to, the lippie stix formula. It seems like a combination of a lip pencil and lipstick, it has longer staying power that a lipstick but not as mucb as a liquid lipstick.
These are supposed to be a “blur” formula but I’ll have to confirm what they actually show on the box. From my experience with the four, only one pops out as having their “blur” effect which was Hike House. I really had to build up Hike House to get good and even pigmentation and it did enhance the dryness of my lips.
The other three shades were easy to apply and went on pigmented and smoothly.
Overall I really like this set and would definitely recommend Verde Valley, Coyote Ugly and Prarie Home. If you really like the color, you can make Hike House work, you’ll just need to make sure to give your lips some extra TLC.
As much as I love seeing creative holiday looks and would like to be more adventurous and editorial with my makeup I don’t foresee myself doing it anytime soon. That doesn’t mean I can enjoy a good Halloween collection though!
Last year Makeup Revolution released the Forever Flawless Haunted House palette and, after missing out on it the first go around, I decided to purchase it. Even if it was just because of the tin, oops >.<
Fortunately, the color story is something I can work with and the quality matches the rest of their Forever Flawless line.
I don’t limit palettes to seasons so have used this throughout the year but I did chose this as one of my monthly palettes for this month.
Something I noticed and was excited about it, is that within this palette I can see how my comfort levels have changed.
Last year I wound have completely stayed away from Decrepit, Petrify, Creepy and Undead but this year they were the first colors I gravitated to!
Peril in the crease blending up towards the brow
Decrepit in the crease, keeping it lower than Peril and blending it in the outer 1/3 of my lid building it up on the outer 1/3
Added Petrify to 1/3 of my lid to darken it up more, blending it towards the center of my lid
I used NYX Glitter Primer on the inner half of my lid focusing it more in the inner 1/3, patting it on. Wait a few seconds to let out dry
Apply Creak over primer with my finger or flat brush gently swiping it when you get to the center of the lid towards the outer edge to blend between the shimmer and matte shade
Clean up under the eye for any fallout, do remainder of face
Peril all over lash line
Decrepit in outer 1/3 lower last blending towards center
With my eye closed I took a small dense brush and applied Nightmare at my upper and lower lash line to darken it up a bit and give a blurred liner look
Afterwards I took a thin flat liner brush and tight lined my upper lash with Decrepit (but the brush and product tight into my lash line)
Applied Phantom between Peril and my eyebrow
Took a lip brush, I like these because they’re small and tightly packed which makes them perfect for picking up and precisely placing product in an area, and used Creep in the inner corner to add some brightness to the look
Did you pick up this palette? Or are you picking up this year’s?
Hope everyone has a great rest of their day and week!
I can’t remember when it was but, I purchased the Colourpop “Is This Real Life” Super Shock Shadow vault when it first released. First, because I’m a sucker for vaults and second, I really enjoy the formula. However, because it was a “limited edition” release (it’s since been abatible two or three times again) I hadn’t really touched the set.
For reasons we won’t speak of (oops), I finally started using the SSS in this collection
For the eyes I used: Colourpop Candy Castle – Rainbow trail in the crease as the first color and Lord Licorice to blend after I applied the SSS
From the vault I used Left on Thread and Take me Higher SSS
I was impressed that even after so long the SSS were creamy and color rich.
Have you tried the formula? What are your thoughts?
Do you have a certain makeup item you don’t use out of fear of using it up?
When I started my blog I started with the intent of using it to list everything I used on my face in case anyone was interested. Then I realized how time consuming it is and didn’t do it, lol. Now that I have more time I figure I’ll give it a go and try to establish a habit.
Skincare: Tatcha Water Cream and Indigo Cream, Dr Jart+ Tigar a grass Color Correcting Treatment Primer: Joah Beauty Pore De-activator and Instant Prime Activator Base: Covergirl Full Spectrum in FS 110 Blush: base is Get Leid SSB topped with Kiko Milano Square of miracles Bronzer: Chanel bronzer base (discontinued) topped with Kiko Milano Sweet Honey Concealer: some super light Morphe one I can’t find at the moment (oops) Powder: WNW Photo Focus Loose setting powder in banana Eyes: Colourpop Fortune for this eye look: Ben/ Mo Problems / Fortunate /Strike It /Stacks /Trove Mascara: Essence Forbidden Volume (don’t love) Brows: Nyx Fill & Fluff in Espresso Lips: Armani Lip Maestro in 101